AllTech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 names Nicolas Wahlen as endurance discipline manager

 Caen, 5 April 2012     French translation below

Team spirit to the power of eight : the discipline managers join the sports management department.

With 871 days to go, the Organizing Committee for the Alltech World Equestrian Games 2014 to be held in Normandy, France, has named Nicolas Wahlen as endurance event organiser.  Wahlen, a former professional rider,  organized the 2000 Compiegne, France, World Endurance Championships and since 2004 has been event organizer of international endurance competitions in over 15 countries, including the 2005 European Endurance Championship.

The discipline team has selected specialist technicians in the organisation of equestrian competitions, each expert in their own discipline.

These include:

Jumping : Frédéric MORAND, technical manager of the Bordeaux CSI World Cup

Eventing : Jean-Marc VARILLON, technical director of the CCI 4* Stars of Pau

Dressage : Didier FERRER, event organiser of the Biarritz CDI 3* and the Vidauban CDI

Driving : Jean-Pierre BRISOU, event organiser of the International Driving Competition, Compiègne,

Endurance : Nicolas WAHLEN, event organiser of the CEI Compiègne,

Vaulting : Philippe ROSSI, event organiser of the 2011 European Championships and the 2012 World Championships,

Reining : Michèle PFENDER, international judge since 2002,

Para-Equestrian sport : Didier FERRER as well as a soon-to-be-appointed specialist.

L’esprit d’équipe, puissance 8 :  les responsables de disciplines rejoignent la Direction des sports.

Le Comité d’organisation Normandie 2014 s’enrichit de profils d’experts équestres pour orchestrer une organisation sportive à la hauteur de l’événement. Nommés au sein de la Direction des sports, les responsables des 8 disciplines officielles sont les acteurs d’une co-construction qui débutera en mai au Haras du Pin par trois journées d’échanges et des rencontres avec leurs homologues de la Fédération Equestre Internationale.

About the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy 

Held every 4 years, alternating with the Olympic Games and under the authority of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI), the World Equestrian Games are the biggest equestrian event in the world. They will be held from 24 August to 7 September 2014.

The event brings together 8 official disciplines over a period of two weeks of competition: Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Reining, Vaulting, Endurance and Para Dressage.

Over 60 nations and nearly 1000 athletes will come together to demonstrate equestrian competitions of the highest standard to the 500,000 visitors expected at the various sites.


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